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Bassett Circulation Assistant / Martinsville Circulation Assistant

Bassett Branch Library is looking for a part-time Children’s Programmer/Circulation Assistant. Qualified applicants will be detailed oriented and have previous experience working with children. Successful applicants will also have excellent customer service and computer skills.

Job duties include: planning and implementing programs for children of all ages, weekly story times (preschool and toddlers), checking books in and out to patrons, shelving materials, answering reference questions, assisting patrons with computers and more. . A working knowledge of computers and high school diploma or equivalent required. Salary: D.O.E., D.O.Q.

Schedule will include some evening and Saturday hours

Interested applicants may visit any Blue Ridge Regional Library branch to pick up an application or you may print an application from our website: www.brrl.va.us.

Please call Karen Barley at Bassett Branch Library, 276-629-2426, if you have any questions.





Under the supervision of the Branch Librarian, the Children’s programmer develops and implements a full range of services for children and youth. The Children’s programmer will also perform as a Circulation Assistant by providing service to patrons at the Circulation desk.



Plans and conducts programs for pre-school and school-age children, including young adults.

Plans and conducts summer reading program and other special programs.

Provides written statistical information to supervisor.

Attends conferences and workshops as appropriate.

Performs circulation duties.

Plans and creates displays to encourage reading.

Provides reader advisory services.

Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge of children’s and young adult literature.

Ability to create and implement creative programming for children.

Ability to learn standard library tasks readily and adhere to prescribed routines.

Ability to work well under pressure.

Self-starter who can work without supervision.


Patience, tact, and a good sense of humor.

Knowledge of the Blue Ridge Regional Library policies and procedures.

Ability to maintain a good working relationship with public/staff.

Knowledge of the Community

Computer literacy or willingness and ability to complete computer training satisfactorily.

Oral communication skills.



High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience working with children.

Experience working with the public or some college experience.


To apply, send application and resume to:

Karen Barley

Bassett Branch Library

3969 Fairystone Park Highway Bassett, 24055-6041

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